It’s a funny thing poetry
Emotion opens the page
Feelings push the pen
Stroke the keyboard
The heart overseeing everything like a conductor who denotes
And the melody flows forth
Where it becomes this poem
Or rather prose (of course)
Which your eyes
Take to your brain
When the words allow
They take a less circuitous route
Instead absorbing them
Directly into your heart
It’s a funny thing because without emotion the inclination does not begin
Instead you potter around doing other things and then emotion sweeps in
But if there is too much emotion
A block forms in the throat
Too much anger
Provokes a suddenly choked feeling and nothing flows
And you have to wait for the room to calm
The orchestra to fall quiet
The kid in the back row to stop making farting noises…
Then the heart
Will once again be able to conduct
And the fingers to write
16 thoughts on “The orchestra falls quiet”
An incredible piece of poetry. Keep weaving such magic of your words! 🙂
Thankyou Sidharth I appreciate you reading
Pleasure was entirely mine. 🙂
This is true x
With the heart conducting,
anything can happen.
such harmonious poetry, Kate,
as your hand holds the baton.
Thanks David. Huge compliment.
I Love this, Kate!
Very nice, beautiful writing
I’m enjoying a belly laugh at the kid in the back row making farting noises, oh my goodness, I can’t stop laughing.
Spot on, if there’s too much emotion it’s impossible to write. It has to be that calm, yet emotional zone, feels trancelike when it washes over you.
That’s the one. ❤️
Thanks Hal – have just realised I’m not getting my comments notifications grr – sorry for the late reply
I know that choked feeling very well…
I think we all experience it – the inability to communicate due to overwhelming emotion is incredibly frustrating and can be damaging to health if it continues.
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